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  • Summary: In this DLC pack, you become Elizabeth as she seeks to bring closure to her story, and to BioShock Infinite's. Like Episode 1, this DLC features Rapture as you've never seen it before and gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. May 14, 2014
    A gorgeous, utterly immersive and hugely satisfying conclusion to one of the greatest video game narratives of all time.
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    In terms of narrative it’s as dizzying, exhilarating, and divisive as the series has always been, arguably providing some of its most memorable sequences yet, and for fans it’s something that not only has to be experienced, but savoured.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    Feels very much like a send-off for the Rapture and Columbia eras of BioShock – a carefully crafted, appropriately mind-bending sendoff.
  4. Mar 25, 2014
    Burial at Sea episode 2 is a brilliant conclusion to the story that started a few months ago. This great stealth-oriented experience with Elizabeth will make you feel fear, loneliness, hope and sadness like not so many modern games can do.
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2, for the most part, is a fitting end to the entire series.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    The lengths to which Burial at Sea: Episode 2 goes to distance its gameplay from BioShock Infinite's blueprint is outmatched by the indulgent spectacle of its writhing narrative - a risk not fully conscious of its consequences. Through success, failure, and to simply admire the sunset of a generation, the conclusion of Burial at Sea remains a worthwhile experience.
  7. 40
    What it gains on atmospherics, it lacks in gameplay and the story is uneven, saved only by a few brilliant scenes. [Issue#241]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    My goodness. Just when you think the game can't get any better, it does. If you enjoyed Bioshock 1, this DLC completely wraps everything up. It explains all of the things you think you didn't quite understand with Infinite, and lots of things from Bioshock 1. They even explain the Vita-chambers.

    Seriously though, this is the kind of DLC that's justifiable. Bioshock Infinite with the added DLC is nothing short of a masterpiece. It takes the cake as my favorite of the Bioshock games.

    Pros: The story
    The atmosphere
    The cinematic gameplay (the directing and perspective work on this is amazing)
    Completely new type of game play. (Combat isn't necessary, you have to find other solutions to situations besides just hack and slash)
    The characters

    It's the end of Bioshock.

    Overall, the DLC provides a good 6 hours of extra game time, if you take the time to explore most of the areas to do some side questing. I think I missed some voxophone recordings, still. Also, if you plan on playing through an even harder mode, they have 1999 mode and an extra 1998 mode.

    I don't give many (if any) games this kind of score, but to me, it's definitely a 10/10.
  2. Apr 3, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't describe in words how much I love this DLC!
    You will learn so much about the backgrounds of the BioShock Universe like never before.
    Especially I loved the end, which i won't tell here, but trust me: It's great!
    Also the gameplay is wonderful and I'm sure i will play this DLC many times again.
    It is a MUST HAVE for every BioShock fan!
  3. Jul 31, 2014

    I really liked how they explain the connection between Rapture and Columbia.
    It was beautiful to see everything of Rapture in
    Unreal Engine 3.
    And at the end I cried, my main reason to give this DLC a 10
  4. May 28, 2014
    This is the dlc that all bioshock fans really wanted at six hours it is as long as some full games but unlike most other games at that length it is amazing.

    The shoot everything you see game play from the full game and episode one has been replaced by a stealth orientated game play that is really fun thanks to small things like the looking through walls and invisibility plasmids and the new crossbow with different types of bolt that need to be used widely as would will other wise run out.

    But the real reason you would buy this dlc is for the story and conclusion. The story leading up to the end is great taking you back to Colombia at one point and giving you more information on both of the world's and the things that inhabit those worlds. But the best part of the story is the end which I will let you experience for yourselves just know it is truly amazing and a great way to close the franchise.
  5. Mar 26, 2014
    Burial At Sea Episode 2 is almost damn near perfect and a good conclusion to the bioshock universe, One thing I want to be made clear is that do not buy this unless you played the original Bioshock, mainly because the story being told in this DLC has a huge link with Bioshock.

    Anyway, The DLC's story is superb and like Bioshock Infinite it does have a great ending, the gameplay however does feel a little bit unfinished. The stealth mechanic in the game does work in most areas but some levels are designed in a way which will end up you going guns blazing which leads on to another issue.

    The DLC is heavily focused on stealth, you can go guns blazing but it does usually ends up with you dying. Now when you die in this DLC, unlike before when you were revieved and pushed back into battle. In this you will start from your last checkpoint which does force experimentation.

    The game's artistic look is amazing and the voice acting is superb throughout and I couldn't say enough about this DLC, it takes around 3-4 hours if played in a stealthy way but play time may depend on skill.

    Perfect DLC, might just be the killer to Red Dead Redemptions' Undead Nightmare
  6. Apr 9, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. While overall bringing a great ending to the bioshock series, I feel mitigated about this DLC. The change of pace was good, and this helpless feeling left me chilling several time. However, the dlc felt kinda short in length.

    Burial at Sea 2 answers some question, but a lot of unanswered one remain, which can be summed up in one question, Why ?
    -Why Didn't Elizabeth used Tears to left Rapture when the local Big Daddy got started ?
    -Why did she die but somehow ended being back as a normal person ?
    -Why are the Luteces doing all this ?

    So the ending is quite frustrating.
  7. Sep 9, 2014
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